[lbo-talk] Democrats and government

Wojtek S wsoko52 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 12:30:08 PDT 2011

Marv: "If Obama, with the political momentum and a Congressional majority, had pilloried and punished the bankers and imposed tough new restrictions on their activities, had steadfastly pinned responsibility for the crisis on the Republicans and Wall Street..." etc.

[WS:] This is like arguing that had the pope mobilized all his divisions against the Nazis, WW2 would have had a different outcome.

Can you name a single government in the developed world that stood against the neoliberal agenda of banks and corporations during the past decade or so? Whether socialist or conservative, they all lined up hats in hand to get the finance capital stamp of approval. You need a revolution to change that. Do not expect the POTUS or, for that matter, any other head of state to start one for you.


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